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Retractable Patio Awnings-The Key to a Cool Summer

Jun 11, 2008
For many years now, patio awnings have become the top way for homeowners to change up the appearance of their back yard, and at the same time reap some benefit from the change. Awnings of course give those who live in the house extra shade from the sun or a place to hang out during that cool summer rain storm.

At the same time, UV protection in today's world is another concern, and it helps in this way too.
Reaping all the benefits from an awning installation has really made this back yard enhancement popular. Great varieties of color and design are sprouting up as you take a peek into your neighbor's yard.

First things first, however, before you make a split second decision on buying that new awning for your own comfort. Do you need something permanent or something with a little more flexibility, a retractable awning perhaps?

The retractable version is far and away the first choice among those who have already made the upgrade. Why? There are several reasons, but first and foremost is that they plain look better. Style is always a consideration, and the good look of the retractable awning has really made it a favorite. Add to that the option of pulling the awning back, or retracting it when not in use, and you have a double play combination that can't be beat.

Everyone want options in today's complex world, and the choice to have your new awning fully retracted or fully extended is what makes installing the awning in the first place so appealing. Maybe your wife wants to get a tan, so she can just hit the control button and voila, back goes the awning and she can lie out and enjoy the hot sun.

On the other hand, there are always those days when it is just so hot, you can't even bear to be in the direct sun. Yet you don't want to hide out in the house all day, so extend that awning and you won't melt during the dog days of summer.

Finally you must decide whether a motorized or a manual awning will do the trick. Both will protect your patio the same, just a little extra legwork involved in with the manual method, as a simple hand crank controls the awning. Less work means more time to relax, so most people today go for the motorized option, even though it costs a little more.

So, if you are looking for a patio awning, retractable awnings are your best choice, as the offer plenty of shade in the summer, and tons of flexibility.
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Jeff Buckley is an expert on retractable awnings and patio awnings.
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